St. Clears, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NG | Property for sale | Savills
146.90 Ha(363 Ac)
Guide price £3,750,000(€4,441,144)

St. ClearsCarmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NG

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Historic 19th century model/gentry coastal farm
  • Currently dairy/livestock. In all, about 363 acres.
  • About 143 acres saltmarsh in total acreage.
  • Imposing grade II listed centrepiece residence - 4860 sq ft
  • Three reception rooms. Four bedrooms and attic rooms. on second floor. Attached one bedroom annexe.
  • Two-character grade II listed two-bedroom cottages
  • Impressive grade II listed agricultural stone barn complex
  • Modern agricultural outbuildings for livestock, feed and machinery. Gascoigne 20:40 swing over milking parlour.

Historic 19th century model/gentry coastal farm of about 363 acres bordering the River Taf & River Cywyn.

About this property

  • • Historic 19th century model/gentry coastal farm
    • Currently dairy/livestock
    • Imposing grade II listed centrepiece residence - 4860 sq ft
    • “A medieval tower house that survived as a sound structure long enough to receive remodelling that successfully converted it into the living requirements of an eighteenth-century house. That is when the present structure of the house was formed.” *
    • Three reception rooms. Four bedrooms and attic rooms on second floor
    • Attached one bedroom annexe
    • Two-character grade II listed two-bedroom cottages. One “can be conservatively dated as a seventeenth century cottage remodelled in the eighteenth century, with modifications in the next two centuries.” *
    • Impressive grade II listed agricultural stone barn complex with conversion potential (stp – subject to planning)
    • Range of modern agricultural outbuildings for livestock, feed and machinery
    • Gascoigne 20:40 swing over milking parlour. Darikool 10,000 litre bulk milk tank.
    • Productive pasture/silage land
    • In all, extending to about 363 acres (stms – subject to measured survey)
    • Of which about 143 acres (stms) being saltmarsh land (designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest & SAC – Special Area of Conservation).
    • Rich natural habitat area and haven for wildlife
    • Good road connections to nearby towns and further afield

    *Mac Dowdy MA NDD. Architectural Research Group, Wolfsen College, Cambridge.

    General Remarks and Stipulations

    Third Party Land
    The area with a purple boundary on the farm sale plan is an old church ruin (Llanfihangel Abercowin Old Parish Church & Norman Grave-Slabs) owned by the Church in Wales that is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

    Scheduled Ancient Monuments
    There are three on the farm. The old church ruins mentioned above: (Llanfihangel Abercowin Old Parish Church & Norman Grave-Slabs), an old motte and bailey (Trefenty Mound and Bailey Castle) and finally a standing stone (the Trefenty Standing Stone).

    Tenure & Possession
    The tenure of the property is freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

    Services and Council Tax Bands
    Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Propane gas central heating, oil central heating and electric night storage heating. Council Tax Band F.

    The farmland will be subject to a reservation by the vendor of an agreed percentage of any uplift in value in the event that planning consent is granted for non-agricultural use of the land within an agreed time period following completion. This will be triggered on the earlier of implementation of planning or a sale with the benefit of planning.

    Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
    The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the Entitlements are included in the sale. The Vendor will make reasonable endeavours to transfer the relevant Entitlements to the Purchaser(s) after completion of the sale. Further details are available from the selling agents. Whenever completion of the sale takes place, the payment for that year will be retained by the vendors.

    Agri-Environment Schemes
    The Farm is not entered into any Schemes.

    Sporting, mineral and timber rights
    In so far as they are owned by the Vendors, rights of sporting, minerals and timber are included in the sale. All such rights are believed to be owned by the Vendors.

    Ingoing Valuation
    If applicable, in addition to the purchase price the Purchaser(s) will take over and pay for all growing crops, cultivations and stocks and stores (e.g., feeding stuffs, hay, straw, fuels, oils etc) at valuation. Payment is to be made upon completion at the figure assessed by the Vendors' value based upon CAAV rates or contractors' rates where applicable and invoiced costs of stocks, stores, seed, fertiliser and sprays applied.

    Employees/TUPE Regulations
    Where applicable, the purchaser will be responsible for complying with the statutory provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations and the taking on of any existing and eligible employees.

    Value Added Tax (VAT)
    Should the sale of the property or any right attached to it be deemed a chargeable supply for VAT purposes, such tax will be payable by the purchaser in addition to the sale price.

    Machinery, Fixtures & Fittings
    Fixed items relating to the dairy including parlour and bulk tank are included in the sale. Unless specifically described in these particulars, all other machinery, fittings and contents are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the Vendor's agents.

    Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
    The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/bridleways.

    There is a public footpath that follows the entrance drive and goes through the farmyard to the church ruins.

    Plans, Areas and Schedules
    Plans are for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

    Health & Safety
    Given the potential hazards of a working farm, viewers should take care and precaution with regard to their personal safety when viewing the property, particularly around any cattle, farm machinery, buildings, land, rivers and slurry lagoons.

    Strictly by appointment with Savills.

I like the variety of land that this farm offers while the location bordering the rivers is stunning.

Daniel ReesProperty agent

Local information

  • Trefenty Farm is set in an idyllic location overlooking the River Taf that meanders past the famous riverside village of Laugharne (of Dylan Thomas poet fame) and out to Carmarthen Bay. Despite its rural location it is convenient to local villages and towns with the popular small town of St Clears only about four miles away.
  • The larger shopping town of Carmarthen with railway station and connections to London Paddington is only about ten miles away. The A48 M4 link road at Carmarthen provides quick access to south Wales (Swansea about 37 miles, Cardiff about 79 miles) the Severn Bridge and into England (about 99 miles).

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt